Hilarious moments squirrel appears to lift weights
A photographer has captured the hilarious moment a pair of squirrels decided to pump some iron in his garden thanks to a clever feeding device and some almost invisible fishing line.
Max Ellis, 52, created the hilarious scenes in his garden in Teddington, south west London, with the help of weights hung on fishing lines and treats for the squirrels.
In the subsequent picture series the animals appear to be lifting the weights and at one point one squirrel appears to be spotting another.
Mr Ellis said he used treats for the squirrels to tempt them into his garden before patiently waiting for the exact moment to get his shot.
He said he originally started creating the scenes for his son Gulliver, said: "It's a real 2kg weight hung on Spiderwire stealth fishing line."
"I work at a strength gym as a photographer so I get to watch and actually do a lot of these training routines."
"The upright rowing shot was the most unexpected along with the single arm shoulder press."